Update 9/24/2013WAFU: Teppanyaki Omakase Buffet! (@WAFUgreenhills kicks off the Teppanyaki Craze in Manila?!)


There’s a Modern Japanese resto that is generating quite a buzz in the Greenhills shopping area. The interiors are amazingly fun, and the food is so good — even on their soft opening period. It’s perfect for celebrating anniversaries or dining for special occasions.

Check out WAFU!

WAFU MenuSoups, Salad | Cold Plates, Warm Plates | Entrees |  OMAKASE (Chef’s Tasting) | Rice Bowl/ Don Buri, Lunch Bento Box | Combinations Bento Box, Rice | Special Rolls for the Day | Rolls Signature | Nigiri, Sashimi | Beverages | Wines

If you are on a date, reserve the lotus pods in the Mezzanine area. Otherwise, reserve the couch tables beneath the high ceiling. The second floor leads to the Teppanyaki section of the resto.

Complimentary tea is served.

Tiger Roll (8 pcs. – P499). Tempura shrimp inside topped with spicy tuna, negi with tsume sauce.

To start your Wafu dining experience, order from their Rolls Signature Menu or the Special Rolls for the Day. Our Tiger Roll was well-crafted, and we just loved the overall taste with the wasabi and soy sauce.

OMAKASE MATSU (Chef’s Tasting) (P3,000 + 5% local tax)

The pricing is on the high side; if you order ala carte for two people, you’ll end up with a bill of P3,000. We decided to order and share the Omakase Matsu, an 8-course Chef Tasting Menu featuring their best dishes. Request to have it served one course at a time.

Course #1: Miso Soup. Tofu, Wakame, Negi (Serving costs P65).

First up was a serving of hot miso soup. It was really good. 🙂

Course #2: Tako a’la Plancha. Chimichurri, farmer’s veggies, oshinko.

The salad was a nice combination of greens with chimichurri sauce and nicely cooked octopus.

Course #3: Hamachi Sashimi (Half-Portion 2 Slices). Ginger-garlic soy, cherry tomatoes, microgreens (Full serving costs P637).

We loved the taste of the smooth Hamachi Sashimi, complemented by the ginger-garlic soy sauce.

Course #4: Beef Tataki (4 pcs.). Negi, tagarashi, citrus soy.

The raw beef was equally good — thinly sliced, seared on the outside, and it melted in our mouths.

Course #5: Chilean Sea Bass  (Half Portion) Pan-seared sea bass, yuzu-truffle sauce, asparagus, potato crisp (Full serving costs P1,280).

Beautifully done Pan-seared Sea Bass — soft, juicy, cooked well. We also loved the yuzu-truffle sauce. 🙂

Course #6: Braised Angus Shortribs (Half Portion). Slowly braised to perfection, served with Wafu’s sweet soy-sake sauce, foie gras, squash puree (Full serving costs P1,065).

Ang sarap rin nito!  The beef, served on a bed of squash puree and topped with foie gras, was deliciously soft and had absorbed the sweet soy-sake sauce.

Course #7 Assorted Sushi. Tuna, Salmon, Hamachi, Uni, Unagi (1 pc each) Tamari, Fresh Wasabi.

The savory part of our meal ended with a nice serving of Seafood Sushi. We enjoyed every piece of it. 🙂

Course #8: Kitkat Wafu Style. Our version of the classic LOUIS XV (Serving costs P195).

A fitting end to a Wafu meal! 🙂  It was like Kitkat (although we found the bottom portion a bit too hard).

WAFU-1.jpgI’m glad that we are now seeing high-end destination restaurants in Manila that are outside the hotels.

We loved the high-ceiling, luxe ambiance with the lotus pods, and the Modern Japanese food — sarap! 🙂 Check out Wafu and let me know what you think…

W-1F New Gloria Maris Bldg.,
Greenhills Shopping Center
San Juan City
Telephone: +632 570-3242
Mobile: +63 917 833-0033 
Operating Hours
Monday to Sunday Lunch:11am to 2pm Dinner:6pm to 10pm
FacebookWAFU Greenhills
Email[email protected]

Some notes:
Accepts Credit Card.
Adequate parking in the basement.
Service needs to improve though.
Not sure why they used cheap chopsticks.

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P.S. Rumor has it that the chefs came home from the US after working for Momofoku, or a hotel in New York or in Las Vegas. Can anyone confirm please? Let me know your Wafu experience.